Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HFF Orange County names Kevin MacKenzie head of local debt placement group


IRVINE, CA – HFF announced today that senior managing director Kevin MacKenzie (top right photo) will be relocating from the firm’s Dallas office to its Orange County office. 

Mr. MacKenzie will be in charge of the local debt placement and structured finance team and will assume the role of office head along with senior managing directors Ryan Gallagher (middle left photo) and Sean Deasy (middle right photo).

Since joining HFF in 2004, Mr. MacKenzie has been involved in more than $4.0 billion of commercial real estate financings for retail, office, multi-housing and industrial properties nationally.

Prior to HFF, he worked in strategic finance and business development roles at various venture capital backed technology companies in Silicon Valley.  Mr. MacKenzie is affiliated with Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers and The Real Estate Council. 

He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University.

“HFF has purposely and strategically grown its West Coast presence over the past two years,” said Mark Gibson, executive managing director and member of HFF’s four-person leadership team.

“In that time frame, we have successfully recruited four significant investment sales teams in Orange County and San Francisco specializing in office, multi-housing, retail and industrial product types and also have expanded via the addition of many individual capital market specialists across our five West Coast offices (San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland).  

“Kevin’s relocation to the West Coast and his promotion to an office head/leadership role is in keeping with our corporate mission, which is to identify future leaders of our business, quickly put them in positions, which appropriately match their leadership skills, and align interests to significantly grow our presence in a given market and/or business line.

 “It is our strong preference to organically grow the firm given our unique culture and Kevin is an excellent example of an individual who trained as an analyst, quickly demonstrated extraordinary talent and leadership skills and is now in a significant leadership position within the firm.”
Kevin C. MacKenzie, HFF Senior Managing Director,  (949) 253-8800,                                                                                                                      
Kristen M. Murphy, HFF Associate Director, Marketing, (713) 852-3500,

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